precarious

Part of speech: adverb

Precariously.

Part of speech: noun

Precariousness.

Part of speech: adjective

Subject to risk or danger; uncertain.

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Usage examples "precarious":

  1. Ellen, said Mr. Walters, taking a seat by her; it's useless to disguise the fact that Ellis is in a precarious situation- how long he may be sick it is impossible to say; as soon as it is practicable, should he get better, we will bring him here. - "The Garies and Their Friends", Frank J. Webb.
  2. It might be thought that the position held in any community by persons so afflicted and eccentric as the Pagets would be very precarious. - "Father and Son", Edmund Gosse.
  3. Moreover, it does so without relying upon any precarious appeal to the direct testimony of consciousness itself. - "Mind and Motion and Monism", George John Romanes.